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Japan Open: Shapovalov moves into second round

Denis Shapovalov defeated Steve Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday night. He’ll face Japanese qualifier Rio Noguchi in the next round

Denis Shapovalov R4 AO 2022 Denis Shapovalov, 2022 | © Panoramic

Canadian Denis Shapovalov, the No 7 seed, advanced to the second round of the Japan Open by defeating American Steve Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (3) at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo on Wednesday night.

Shapovalov, ranked No 22, will play Japanese qualifier Rio Noguchi next.

Tokyo ATP 500, other first-round results (Ariake Colosseum, hard, USD 1.953.285, most recent results first):

  • James Duckworth vs. Taylor Fritz : Wednesday in Tokyo
  • Miomir Kecmanovic beat Yoshihito Nishioka: 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2
  • Hiroki Moriya (LL) beat Yuta Shimizu (Q): 6-1, 6-3
  • Kamil Majchrzak beat Sho Shimabukuro (Q): 7-6 (2), 6-2
  • Nick Kyrgios (5) beat Chun-Hsin Tseng: 6-3, 6-1
  • Rio Noguchi beat Ramkumar Ramanathan (Q): 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1)
  • Jaume Munar beat Casper Ruud (1): 6-3, 6-3
  • Daniel Evans (8) beat Radu Albot: 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4
  • Borna Coric (9) beat Thanasi Kokkinakis: 6-4, 7-6 (4)
  • SoonWoo Kwon beat Alex De Minaur (6): 6-3, 6-2
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Kaichi Uchida (WC): 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-3
  • Frances Tiafoe (4) beat Yasutaka Uchiyama (WC): 6-3, 6-4
  • Bernabe Zapata Miralles beat Taro Daniel: 7-5, 7-5
  • Brandon Nakashima beat Shintaro Mochizuki (WC): 6-3, 6-2
  • Pedro Martinez beat Alexei Popyrin: 7-5, 6-4
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